A New Chapter Begins
After over 35 years of providing relevant, technical content to the building performance and weatherization communities, Home Energy will end its run after this issue. Starting with the Spring 2020 issue, the magazine will be called the ...
Editorial: Who Is Going to Build the Zero Energy Home?
You could easily have overlooked a quiet change in recent statements by the world’s leading climate change researchers. Everyone knew that the goals set forth in the Kyoto Protocol were baby steps on ... [continue reading]
Editorial: Reflections on the Consumer Electronics Show
The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is already ancient history, and the 140,000 participants, TV cameras, and bloggers have returned home to quieter lives. But it’s still worth reflecting on this most amazing assemblage ... [continue reading]
Editorial: The Afterlife of a CFL
The CFL is a poster child for energy efficiency but sometimes in ways that we might not want it to be. To be sure, the CFL has a wonderful record of constantly improving quality, ... [continue reading]
Editorial: The Carbon Neutrality Challenge
Home Energy has been promoting solutions that reduce the energy use of buildings for 25 years. We have been speaking to, and with, a passionate, but small, community of like-minded energy-conscious individuals. This community is suddenly ... [continue reading]
Editorial: Energy Efficiency Pioneers
OK, there’s a new energy-saving product on the market. It might even be the fruit of government-funded research. But it’s expensive and available from only a few, small manufacturers (or perhaps ... [continue reading]
Editorial: The Rising Cost of Home Energy
Yes, the price of a subscription to Home Energy is rising. Home Energy is published by a non-profit organization, but our costs are nevertheless inescapably climbing. You can mitigate the personal impact of the ... [continue reading]
Building Performance Journal Editors
Our Blog Has Moved
Thanks for your interest in contributing a blog to the Building Performance Journal (formerly Home Energy magazine). We’re ...
Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.